Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed), Values, Law and Ethics (106545-1122) . Job Reference: 1889050

University of Warwick
December 12, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only


Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences


£43,414 - £51,805 per annum, pro rata


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 21.9 hours per week (0.6 FTE).

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading campus universities, in the top 100 universities in the world and top 10 in the UK (THE World University Rankings, 2022). Warwick Medical School is a collaboration between a globally recognised university and our local NHS partners, addressing present and future health needs through education and research. We run the largest graduate-entry medical programme in the UK, attracting highly motivated students from all educational backgrounds and producing excellent medical graduates. The MBChB degree is highly integrated, composed of blocks of system and clinical specialty based teaching and structured around case- based learning.

An exciting new position has arisen within the MBChB team to enhance the educational design and delivery of Values, Law and Ethics in medicine. We are seeking a highly skilled educator, who can work collaboratively to help shape the strategic direction of this subject area. The post holder must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and in a professional manner as part of an interdisciplinary team. The appointed individual will contribute to curriculum development and specific leadership roles will be available in the future, depending on interests and experience.

In addition to the work within the Values, Law and Ethics theme, the post holder will take on academic duties such as personal tutoring, student supervision and appropriate education scholarship projects.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Greg Moorlock, Academic Lead for Values, Law and Ethics (VLE) ([email protected]).

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To develop and deliver teaching in order to support the work of Warwick Medical School and develop and enhance its teaching reputation, both internally and externally. Design and deliver teaching material in relation to Values Law and Ethics in medicine within the graduate-entry MBChB curriculum and other courses within WMS. Assist the Values, Law and Ethics (VLE) theme leads by working with MBChB phase leads, other MBChB theme leads and relevant block leads to ensure the mapping and delivery of the VLE theme across the four years of the MBChB.


Teaching and Learning

• Design and refresh teaching material for VLE teaching.

• Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods to deliver a high quality learning experience for students.

• Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.

• Lead a Student Selected Component in the area of medical ethics and/or medical law as part of the MBChB curriculum.

• Contribute to the planning, design and development of course objectives and material.

• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects in clinical or healthcare ethics/law.

• Identify areas where current provision of VLE teaching requires revision or improvement, and contribute to the planning, design and development of VLE curriculum.

• Have academic ownership for the components of teaching that post-holder develops and delivers.

• Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media.

• Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

Research and Scholarship

• Engage in research and other scholarly activities related to Values, Law and Ethics (VLE) in medicine.

• Conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects related to VLE.

• Contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities related to VLE.

• Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and appropriate external activities.

• Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.

Administration and Other Activities

• Act as a personal tutor.

• Participate in and develop internal and external networks to build relationships for future activities related to medical ethics teaching and research.

• Undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.

• Attend departmental meetings related to the design and delivery of the curriculum post-holder is involved in and to participate (and where necessary to deputise for VLE Theme Leads) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.

• Take on aspects of VLE teaching-related leadership as appropriate.

• Participate in relevant professional activities.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent (including relevant clinical qualifications) relevant to the teaching of Values, Law and Ethics in Warwick Medical School. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

A teaching qualification relevant to HE and/or Fellowship status with the HEA, or the willingness to achieve such a status/qualification within an agreed period. (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge of Values, Law and Ethics to develop high quality and innovative teaching materials for MB ChB and related courses in Warwick Medical School. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Proven ability and achievements in university teaching. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 5

Demonstrable competence as a degree-level teacher. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability to use a range of educational delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 9

Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Engaged in continuous professional development and intending to continue. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 11

Commitment to ensure that teaching development and delivery meets equality, diversity and inclusion requirements in higher education. (a, c, d)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of teaching in a medical school or teaching health care professionals. (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Closing Date

12 Dec 2022

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